Christie’s announces sale of 13.2 carat THE BLUE diamond
GENEVA, April 2014 – Christie’s has announced the sale of THE BLUE, the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world.
Weighing 13.22 carats, this sensational stone will lead Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels to be held in Geneva on 14 May 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
Just six months earlier, Christie’s Geneva sold THE ORANGE, the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world for US$35.5 million, a world record for an orange diamond and a world auction record price per carat for any diamond at US$2.4 million.
THE BLUE is estimated to fetch US$21,000,000 – 25,000,000 / SFr.19,000,000 – 23,000,000 and is the leading gem of the 250 lot strong sale which is estimated to achieve a total in the region of US$80 million / SFr.73 million.
THE OCEAN DREAM
The sale will also feature many important coloured and colourless diamonds such as THE OCEAN DREAM, at 5.50 carats the largest fancy vivid blue-green diamond in the world to come to auction, with an estimate of US$7,500,00 – 9,500,000 / SFr.6,300,000 – 9,000,000.
The combination of its size, natural origin, hue, and saturated colour makes it an extremely unusual occurrence.
The Light Pink cut-corned square-cut diamond of 76.51 carats set as necklace centre piece by Leviev (illustrated above left; estimate: US$7,000,000-10,000,000 / SFr.6,300,000 – 9,000,000), is another rare coloured diamond in the sale.
A pear-shaped D-colour Flawless diamond of 75.97 carats (illustrated above right), estimated at US$13,500,000 – 15,500,000 / SFr. 12,300,000 – 14,000,000, will lead the large offering of perfect diamonds on 14 May.